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A point in the 2D Line of Works

 
 
A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
1. A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker
Inscription.
A Point in the 2d Line of Works,
Connecting Fort Jones
with Fort Lytle.


(Marker Number MT-62C.)
 
Location. 35° 2.415′ N, 85° 18.737′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Chestnut Street south of West 13th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is a plaque that is affixed to the front brick wall of a commercial building, currently being used by the "Honest Charley Speed & Custom Shop." The marker is difficult to locate, but it is located near the right, front corner of the building, directly under the electric meter box. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1309 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga TN 37402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chattanooga Brush Electric Light Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Military History of Chattanooga (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Point in the 2d Line of Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); Terminal Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Military History of Chattanooga (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Union Depot
A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
2. A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker
View of the historical marker, located in the front right corner of the building, affixed to the brick wall, under the electric meter box.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Crutchfield House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chattanooga, a City of Historical Significance (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Regarding A point in the 2D Line of Works. With much help from Raney Suzette of the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Chattanooga Public Library, I have been able to put together some background information on these bronze and/or iron, Civil War related, tablets placed throughout the city of Chattanooga.

According to a newspaper article published in the Chattanooga Times on, December 1, 1893, there was a committee appointed from the chamber of commerce to identify historical points in connection with the occupancy of Chattanooga by federal and Confederate troops. These points were to later be marked by a bronze tablet bearing a description of the event which transpired at that point. According to a Battlefield Guide, published in 1897 by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, “For the 20th reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, September 18-20, 1889, the publisher of the Guide compiled the following list of historical points, which list, has since been revised and bronze
A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
3. A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker
View of the historical marker, looking north along Chestnut Street.
tablets placed on or near the sites by the Government.” So it would appear that it was sometime between late 1893 and 1897 that these tablets were erected, by the government.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. A list of the tablets placed throughout the city of Chattanooga, in the mid-1890s, that identify historical points in connection with the occupancy of Chattanooga by Federal and Confederate troops.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
4. A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker
View of the historical marker, looking south along Chestnut Street.
A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
5. A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker
View of the commercial building that the historical marker is affixed to.
A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
6. A point in the 2D Line of Works Marker
View of page 62C from the National Park Services record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center.
"A point in the 2D Line of Works" related newspaper article image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
7. "A point in the 2D Line of Works" related newspaper article
View of a tablet related newspaper article published in the Chattanooga Times on, December 1, 1893.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 27, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on July 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on August 24, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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